Tropical Hillside Garden

A Tropical Hillside Garden


This is an east facing rear garden near Bridport, Dorset with views across the hills to the south over the top of neighbouring bungalows. It is approximately n x n m. It had been primarily laid to lawn, fruit trees and conifers with a small pond, above an unattractive blockwork retaining wall, through which were narrow, steep steps from a tired looking patio near the house. At the top of the garden was a large rectangular vegetable bed. The clients wanted a more accessible garden with a summer house at the top to take advantage of the view, and an attractive patio and fish pond near the house. They also wanted space to grow a few vegetables.

Requirements for the new garden design/landscape architecture:

  • A patio near the house with a large fish pond
  • Wider steps through a more attractive retaining wall
  • A summer house and patio with a view of the hills
  • A lawn
  • Tropical style planting as it is near the south coast
  • A vegetable area


Here is the Outline Plan and some photographs:

Ann Balmforth
ann balmforth GARDEN DESIGNS - Your local Dorset Garden Designer/Landscape Architect
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